BM11 From the bliss of not-knowing to the happiness of serving [draft]

There is nowhere to go in a state of not-knowing since there is no sense of time and space. This you do not know before you return to the conscious experience of being someone definitive. That is if you remember being nobody and free to go everywhere because you were nowhere. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A STATE OF NOT KNOWING:
In a state of not-knowing, the world of the external senses is not discarded, but since the experience of it is founded on the world of the inner senses, which is very abstract, the apparent differences in the world of the external senses are not perceived to make a difference. Nor is the apparent difference between inside and outside, or noise and silence. In other words, there is no reason to look for it inside of you, nor in silence. Actually, there is no sense in looking for it at all. It cannot be found because it has never been rendered by the brain into something.

Hence it resides in nothing. And as the brain has used one second to twist a perceived gap between oneness and nothing into your current experience of something (read more about that here), it only takes one second to go back in time to to the nothingness of a state-of not knowing.

In a state of not-knowing, the world that you used to experience and confirm to be real by perceiving it to be something is still experienced to be there, but since there is nobody to perceive the experiences as a manifestation of something, their apparent different elements are not perceived to make a difference. Thus what you believed to be and the problems you seemed to have, is not perceived to be something. So you are in the bliss of nothing and not in the madness of something.

No reason to blame yourself for leaving a state of not-knowing. It is not possible to remain there, because the brain falls into a coma if not engaged in a continous conversation about something.  Besides, since the slate is been wiped clean in a state of not-knowing, you return to the conscious experience of being someone as a servant of the brain, whichis an adventure full of joy.

This state may last from a split second to 20 minutes, 45 at most, whereafter you either bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one (see hack #5-7.1 From the inner senses through a black hole into that which is one) or return to the consciousness of being someone.

In the case of the latter, you return as the basic self, which serves the brain and thus everybody, because the brain has no personal preferences. Thus you automatically feel good. To also make you feel adored, the brain keeps on injecting you with shots of happiness. This after-effect of a state of not-knowing can last from a few seconds to several years. See more about the after-effect of a state of not-knowing at the end of this article.

Being a servant, however, feels humiliating to the special self. It wants to be in control, so it tries to exclude anything unknown by quickly making a perception where everything that does not fit into its concept of living in the now, for example, is excluded. But since exclusion is founded on separation and that is the root of all problems, excluding something does not make you present but distant. That is, of course, until you choose not to make a perception where everything that does not fit into your belief system is excluded.

In the absence of something, you are nothing which is very blissful. But if you hold onto fragments of something, thinking about being nothing, probably seem to make you sad.

You can apply one or more of the duality hacks wherever you are with eyes open or closed and in whatever order you like. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

HOW TO ENTER A STATE OF NOT-KNOWING
To be inclusive, which you automatically are when not exclusive, is a great hack to apply if you experience brain fog because if not trying to be sharp by excluding fuzzy thoughts but include them, both sides of this contrast meet. And since any contrast cancels out itself when its opposing sides meet, you are neither defined as fuzzy or sharp. Thus you, as nobody, enter a state of not-knowing. Read more about being inclusive in hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is pure bliss.

At other times the empty breath may be a better choice of a hack – especially if you feel speedy and restless (see hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing). But feeling tired and fatigued, pretending to be that may be the better choice of a hack, because what you pretend to be you are not (see hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation).

If you tend to justify everything unpleasant with somebody or something, perceiving everything as symbols of oneness may be the hack to go for. Alone together could also be a good hack in this case. Read more about these hacks in hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life, and hack #8.8 Alone together is the key to that which is one.

Please be aware, that the purpose of the duality hacks is not to heal the body but the sick belief that you are in it, so if the body is sick, consider consulting a healthcare professional.

That being said, the more this sick belief is healed, the more the body is set free from your control of it. Hence the biological system of the body is not blocked from repairing it. Sometimes nootropics, massage or acupuncture, for example, can be of help in kickstarting this. Read more about setting the body free from your domination of it in hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough.

Read more about a state of not-knowing in the below hacks:

NOT BEING EXCLUSIVE BUT INCLUSIVE, THERE IS NO GOOD AND EVIL
Whenever you think you know something, you have been eaten the fruits from the tree of knowledge, so that you and those you consider as like-minded can be perceived as good and others as evil. The result of this knowledge, however, is not surety because it always feels as you are missing something when you project what you judge to be wrong in yourself onto others so you can feel good at their expense.

The solution to this, in the context of the belief in being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, is to bring back the projection to what you experience to be in such a world so good, and evil can meet where they were separated, namely in yourself, and thus cancel out each other – read more about that here – so there is nothing to define you as special. And consequently, nothing to distract you from happily following the commands of the brain, and, therefore, in sync with the present. Read more about that here.

Having glimpses of enlightenment, you stick to one aspect at a time. So if you are feeling it, you do not try to see it as well. But if the visions of it start to take over, you go with that. If you do not try to hang onto anything, in particular, you will not see patterns and colours in the visual glimpses of enlightenment, for example, but one bright which sucks out everything you believe to be so that nothing gracefully falls through a black hole into that which is one. Read more about that here. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

GLIMPSES OF ENLIGHTENMENT IN A STATE OF NOT-KNOWING
In a state of not-knowing, you may have glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one. But like a movie trailer only is a glimpse of the movie, these glimpses are not the enlightenment of that which is one. Contrary to the enlightenment of that which is one, they are experienced. The intensity of them is proportional to how much you prioritise the inner senses. The more you see, hear, feel or taste the glimpses of enlightenment, the less you see, hear, feel or taste the world of the external senses.

In the case of Alexius, the visual glimpses of enlightenment are often so bright, when he closes his eyes to go to sleep, that sometimes he wonders if he has forgotten to turn off the electric light. In the morning, he wakes up to the sounds of ethereal harmonies, which are the audiovisual aspects of enlightenment. Read more about that here. This is not to be understood as if the glimpses of enlightenment blends in with the physical world. They are experienced with the inner senses and the physical world with the external ones. Read more about that here.

In other words, the visual glimpses of enlightenment do not lighten up his room. On the contrary. It makes it impossible to see. And the ethereal harmonies do not mix with the sounds of the birds from the trees outside his bedroom but drown them out even though it is the most subtle harmonies of bell-like sounds. Hence you better block out the glimpses enlightenment, when driving a car or something else that calls for the use of the external senses. Also, because a state of not-knowing resets your short-time memory.

The glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one shaped as a taste or a feeling do not happen for him on a regular basis. Read here how to have glimpses of enlightenment. During the day, however, there are always moments of indifference to the belief in being someone. Read more about that here. In your case, experiencing the glimpses of enlightenment may have another course. If you are very visually minded in the world of the external senses, visual glimpses of the enlightenment will probably prevail. Maybe you do not experience any glimpses, but since indifference is the quality of a state of not-knowing, it really does not matter. The bliss of not knowing what and where you are is the same.

Since we are used to perceiving experiences as if they come from a world outside of us, we probably perceive glimpses of enlightenment to come from inside. But this is not so. They come from the gap the brain perceives to be between oneness and nothing. The brain, however, has still not rendered them into something outside of us. Consequently, there is no inside. So when Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings say that glimpses of enlightenment come from the internal senses and the experience of the world outside of us comes from the external ones, it is not because this is actually divided into inside and outside, but that is how we tend to sense it.

Anyway, should you forget to perceive the splashes of light in different shapes and colours or the ethereal harmonies to differ from each other, for example, the glimpses of light or sound fuse into one light or sound in which you graciously fall and fall through empty space until it has emptied you out and there is not something to reunite with that which is one. It is the same if you remain in a state of not-knowing for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most. See below where you can read more about the enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it.

This is not normal, though, nor is it to forget to perceive the glimpses of light in different shapes and colours but that you, relatively quickly leave a state of not-knowing. Hence we continue with the after-effect of it.

Sadness comes from the perception of you as a master and bliss from the perception of you as nothing. Happiness is the after-effect of the latter. Oneness, however, has no effect, nor is it caused by something, as that requires more than one. And since being sad, happy or blissful calls for more and oneness is formless and therefore endless, any kind of being is an illusion.

The after-effect of a state of not-knowing is a certainty that the thoughts needed for being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is automatically produced by the brain. You do not need to think. Actually, it is not possible. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

THE AFTER-EFFECT OF A STATE OF NOT-KNOWING
When you return from a state of not-knowing to the consciousness of being someone definitive, you are a bit like a chicken whose head has been cut off. Its reflexes make it keep going around. In your case, however, it is the automatic commands of the brain that makes you go on like before but now without trying to figure out yourself how to do it.

Returning from a state of not-knowing as the basic self, the relationships you used to perceive as special when you also perceived yourself to be that most likely fall apart (read more about that here).

As long as the aftereffect of a state of not-knowing last, which could be from a few seconds to several years, and which is that since the slate has been wiped clean for all misperceptions you as the basic self relies on the brain to produce the experiences of being someone substantial in a tangible world, just like you depend on it to make the experience of you being someone unsubstantial in an intangible world in a dream you are having. Doing so, it always feels as if you are sleepwalking and therefore not able to speed up to get something special. That is unless you break the magic, which is very stressful. Fortunately, the stress can be used for a new take-off to the empty breath and its bliss of not-knowing from where you once again return renewed.

You will probably go back and forth between a state of not-knowing and the consciousness of being someone many times before you forget to return and instead bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one.

Until then, you go back and forth to be in the world but not of it. Alexius does that many times every day.


The inner and outer senses, the empty breath and a state of not-knowing: Learn more about how to unlearn everything and thus to connect with the empty breath and be in a state of not-knowing, where the inner and outer senses are sync in accordance with events.

The inner senses, the enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it: See the below hacks


NOTE: This article is an appendix to the previous one, Sadness comes from being special, happiness from being basic, and bliss from not being, and they are both part of hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough, which is still in the process of being written.

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